The Groenendael is (very) intelligent, active, loyal and quietly affectionate. Groenendaels are not a breed for the faint of heart. However for those who have plenty of time, energy, confidence and love, they are wonderful friends. Training and socializing is essential. They are wary of strangers and protective. They love children as long as they are introduced to them at an early age. The Groenendael bonds deeply to its people and cannot live outdoors or in a kennel. It needs to spend time with its family every day and may experience separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time.
The Groenendael needs a large amount of exercise as a rule. Expect to spend about two hours a day working with it. Exercise should include not only a walk, but also a training session to keep the dog mentally stimulated. These dogs have great “work ethic” and need a job to do, such as obedience training, agility etc. in order to be happy. They are a sensitive breed and cannot be trained using harsh training methods.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
ON , Englene; Mapbella Mylène Paiement +705 544 1922 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHESHIRE; KEHALA Lynda McNamara email@example.com
CORNWALL; VANISTICA Paul, Lorna & Louise England 01579362233 firstname.lastname@example.org
KENT; Calunoir Mrs Caroline Harvey 01322 614283 email@example.com
SURREY; JETAIME V OATLEY & R HABERER 01306 640269 firstname.lastname@example.org